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North Valley Hospital prepares for Ebola

TONASKET – With the arrival of Ebola Viral Disease to the United States, North Valley Hospital District is responding quickly with a mandatory education and training session for our nearly 230 member staff. Although the chance of Ebola reaching Okanogan County is unlikely, we feel that it’s very important to circumvent the problems that the Texas hospital incurred with staff being unprepared to handle patients with Ebola and want to mitigate any risk there may be to our staff and community.

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Sinlahekin Wildlife Area’s 75th Anniversary Celebration full of information

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend all of the goings on up in Sinlahekin Wildlife Area these past few weekends. There was a celebration that included lots of opportunity to learn about the history of the area and the wildlife that is so abundant, and in some cases unique, the Sinlahekin.

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Lake Osoyoos rises as runoff increases

YAKIMA – Due to rising temperatures and spring runoff, water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising. In some years, this can result in temporary flooding on properties around the lake.

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Death Notice: Ernest D. Dahlgren

Ernest D. Dahlgren, 66, of Tonasket died May 10, 2014 in Tonasket.

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Memorial: Web Hallauer

Life celebration for Web Hallauer from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25th at Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park.

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Mayor Spieth makes city appointments

Pot and the city still under debate OROVILLE – While there were no surprises in Mayor Chuck Spieth’s 2014 appointment of department heads, the city council’s first meeting of the new year, Tuesday, Jan. 7, was surprisingly short. Spieth’s appointed, or rather reappointed: Mick Howe, city attorney, Rod Noel, city superintendent; Kathy Jones, city clerk-treasurer; [...]

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Levy, bond packages finalized

TONASKET – Final revisions to the Tonasket School District’s bond and levy packages were approved at the Monday, Dec. 16, school board session.

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Enloe Dam evokes a lot of emotions

For such a little dam, especially in light of a county that boasts at least part of the Grand Coulee Dam, Enloe seems to bring out all sorts of emotions.

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.

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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington are being lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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